is a Zambian registered
Non-Profit Organization with the sole aim of
promoting responsible wildlife and natural
resource conservation for economic benefit with
strong community participation and empowerment for
the benefit of biodiversity conservation.
South Luangwa Responsible Community Project
(SLRCP) is a novel local non-profit organization
initiative to raise Community Awareness through
practical skills development and support to the
community and conservation engagement across
communities leaving within the jurisdiction of
these Game management Areas (GMAs).
Of interest to this Project are GMAs in the Mambwe
district of Zambia, which is located in Eastern
Province. With a population of nearly 100, 000 Mambwe
district is made up of six chiefdoms (namely Chiefs,
Jumbe Kakumbi, Msoro, Malama, Makhanya and Nsefu).
Communities residing in these chiefdoms have continuously endured risky and poverty-stricken lives, where crop harvest is often destroyed in a single night by elephants.
Their lives have been riddled with poverty at the
expense of sustaining wildlife for posterity. This
Project appreciates government, conservation and civil
society organization trying to uplift the living standard of the people in the project area. SLRCP notices with great concerns the lack of alternative livelihoods being implemented that will compliment government efforts in conservation of the natural resources vice versa the welfare of humans in the project area.
This project is here to fill in the gaps left
by other conservation players to developing a well
targeted community intervention that builds capacity
on livelihoods and delivers benefits towards poverty
stricken rural people sharing their lives with wild
animals. Vision Envisioning a world in which conservation supports
the people and the people supports conservation.
To partner with communities in order to protect nature
for benefit of all, and empower locals living in these
Game Management Areas with skills and its value addition.
What We Do?
Promoting Conservation of Wildlife and its habitat for
economic benefits through strong community engagement and
livelihood empowerment on income generating activities.
Using innovative strategies and collaborating closely
with local communities, partner NGOs and government
agencies. SLRCP seeks to protect and sustain Zambia’s
wildlife, Game management Areas and it’s surrounding
communities. SLRCP recognizes that sustainable
conservation can only be achieved through a community
based collaborative approach.